New Flora of the British Isles


Author: Clive Stace
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139486497
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Since its first publication in 1991, New Flora of the British Isles has become established as the standard work on the identification of the wild vascular plants of the British Isles. The Flora remains unique in many features, including its full coverage of all British wild plants, its user-friendly organisation, and its specially compiled keys and descriptions. This new edition includes the addition of more than 160 species, so that 4,800 taxa are now covered in varying degrees of detail. It also incorporates the new molecular system of classification based on DNA sequences. Furthermore, it includes 1600 species illustrations, rewritten distributions and an overhaul of the designation of degrees of rarity, with the introduction of a third, less rare, category. These revisions should ensure that this third edition remains the essential reference source for all taxonomists, ecologists, conservationists, plant hunters and biogeographers, whether they be researchers, teachers, students or amateurs.

Field Flora of the British Isles


Author: Clive A. Stace
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521653152
Category: Science
Page: 736
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A portable guide to identifying plants in the British Isles, based on New Flora of the British Isles.

Allgemeine Botanik für Dummies


Author: Rene Fester Kratz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527668098
Category: Science
Page: 384
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Von der Wurzel bis zum Blatt – alles, was die Botanik zu bieten hat Ohne Pflanzen wäre das Leben des Menschen auf der Erde undenkbar – sie dienen als Nahrung, Sauerstoffund Energielieferant, Baustoff und Heilmittel. Dieses Buch gibt Ihnen einen umfassenden und leicht verständ - lichen Überblick über die Botanik, von den zellbiologischen Grundlagen über die verschiedenen Pflanzen - gewebe und -strukturen bis hin zu Physiologie, Genetik, Systematik und Ökologie. Themen wie Biodiversität, Biotechnologie und die Bedeutung von Pflanzen für den Menschen runden das Buch ab. So ist Allgemeine Botanik für Dummies das Richtige für Sie – egal ob Sie studieren oder sich einfach für Botanik interessieren.

Verlangen


Author: Kris van Steenberge
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608100423
Category: Fiction
Page: 440
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Elisabeth, die Tochter des Schmieds, sehnt sich danach, ihrem Heimatdorf Woesten zu entkommen. Sie versucht, sich Bildung anzueignen und heiratet den jungen Arzt Guillaume Duponselle. Als kurz darauf Zwillinge zur Welt kommen, ist der Zweitgeborene so entstellt, dass der Vater sich weigert, ihm einen Namen zu geben. Doch Namenlos überlebt und hält fortan dem Vater und den anderen Dorfbewohnern den Spiegel vor. Das 19. Jahrhundert neigt sich dem Ende zu. In dem kleinen belgischen Dorf Woesten, unweit von Ypern, erwarten das junge Ehepaar Duponselles Zwillinge. Doch die Ehe steht unter keinem guten Stern. Beim erstgeborenen Valentijn geht alles gut, aber das zweite Kind kommt mit einem deformierten Gesicht zur Welt und geht fortan als Namenlos durchs Leben. Als die Brüder heranwachsen, ist Valentijn bei allen beliebt, während die Dorfbewohner und sogar sein eigener Vater nichts mit Namenlos zu schaffen haben wollen. Dann bricht der Erste Weltkrieg aus, und das kleine Woesten liegt mitten im großen Weltgeschehen. Als auch noch Elisabeth ermordet aufgefunden wird, ist für niemanden mehr die Zukunft wie zuvor. Vor der historischen Kulisse des ländlichen Flanderns entfaltet Kris Van Steenberge mit zeitloser Aktualität das psychologisch eindringliche Porträt einer Familie, eines Ortes und einer vergangenen Epoche.

New Atlas of the British & Irish Flora

An Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands
Author: Christopher David Preston,D. Pearman,Trevor D. Dines
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780198510673
Category: Nature
Page: 910
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Contains distributions of all the species presented in the book with an additional 942 introduced species that occure in less that 50 10-km squares.

Flora of Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 4, Campanulaceae - Asteraceae


Author: Peter Sell,Gina Murrell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139451200
Category: Science
Page: 570
View: 5299
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Planned in five volumes, this critical Flora provides a definitive account of the native species, naturalised species, frequent garden escapes and casuals found in the British Isles. Full keys and descriptions will enable the user to name all plants occurring in the wild, plus some ornamental trees and shrubs. For the first time detailed accounts of all the large apomictic genera are given and many infraspecific variants included. Each species entry begins with the accepted Latin name, synonyms and the common English name. A detailed description follows, including information on flowering period, pollination and chromosome number. Separate descriptions are given for infraspecific taxa. Information on the status, ecology and distribution (including worldwide distribution) of the species and infraspecific taxa is also given. Clear black and white line drawings illustrate an extensive glossary and also illuminate the diagnostic features in a number of groups of plants.

Flora of Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 5, Butomaceae - Orchidaceae


Author: Peter Sell,Gina Murrell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521553391
Category: Medical
Page: 440
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A new, detailed Flora with full keys and descriptions of plants occurring in the wild in the British Isles.

A New Key to Wild Flowers


Author: John Hayward
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521483469
Category: Science
Page: 278
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A user-friendly plant identification key, revised to include the currently accepted plant names.

Illustrations of alien plants of the British Isles

incorporating artwork originally prepared for D. McClintock's A new illustrated British flora
Author: E. J. Clement,Delf P. J. Smith,Ian R. Thirlwell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 466
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Flora of the British Isles


Author: Arthur Roy Clapham,Thomas Gaskell Tutin,E. F. Warburg
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 1591
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Alien Plants (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 129)


Author: Clive A. Stace,Michael J. Crawley
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007502168
Category: Nature
Page: 640
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The word ‘aliens’ can be used in many ways, to invoke fear, dislike and fascination. For biologists it is used to indicate organisms that have been introduced by people to new territories. In the British Isles alien plants are common, conspicuous, pestiferous, beautiful, edible – and can be both useful and harmful.

The Western Herbal Tradition E-Book

2000 years of medicinal plant knowledge
Author: Graeme Tobyn,Alison Denham,Margaret Whitelegg
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702048453
Category: Medical
Page: 392
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The Western Herbal Tradition provides a comprehensive and critical exploration of the use of plant medicines through 2000 years of history from Dioscorides to the present day. It follows each of the 27 herbs through a wide range of key sources from European, Arabic and American traditions including Greek, Roman and Renaissance texts. A rich discussion of the historical texts is balanced with current application and research. The herbs have been selected on the basis of common use by practising herbalists. Each illustrated monograph contains: Species, identification and botanical description A study of the characterisation and medicinal use of the plants consistently drawn from featured herbals which includes the authors’ own translations from the Latin Assessment of past and current texts in the transmission of herbal knowledge Consideration of traditional therapeutics, including humoral and physiomedical approaches Suggestions towards a modern experiential approach through Goethean methodology Current evidence on pharmacological constituents Review of evidence on safety Recommendations for internal and external uses, prescribing and dosage Excellent illustrations accompany each monograph to aid learning First book to cover broader historical perspective and discussions of issues surrounding each herb Written by leading experts who are well known in the field Includes some monographs of which there is little material already available The bibliographic evidence provided could support applications for registration of Herbal Medicinal Products under the provisions of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Product Directive An excellent valuable resource for everyone interested in herbal medicine

The Naming of the Shrew

A Curious History of Latin Names
Author: John Wright
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408820358
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 303
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Latin names ? frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel ? have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth century. Why on earth has the entirely land-loving Eastern Mole been named Scalopus aquaticus, or the Oxford Ragwort been called Senecio squalidus ? 'dirty old man'? What were naturalists thinking when they called a beetle Agra katewinsletae, a genus of fish Batman, and a Trilobite Han solo? Why is zoology replete with names such as Chloris chloris chloris (the greenfinch), and Gorilla gorilla gorilla (a species of, well gorilla)? The Naming of the Shrew will unveil these mysteries, exploring the history, celebrating their poetic nature and revealing how naturalists sometimes get things so terribly wrong. With wonderfully witty style and captivating narrative, this book will make you see Latin names in a whole new light.

Key Works to the Fauna and Flora of the British Isles and North-western Europe


Author: Reginald William Sims
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Animals
Page: 312
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The principal works for the identification of all living organisms--animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, and viruses--found in northwestern Europe are listed in this practical and accessible reference book. The new edition reflects the progress made since publication of the fourth edition in 1978, and features a succinct selection of the relevant recent and standard literature for use in identifying organisms of the region. Arranged by major groups, with the title first and the author and date following, the book facilitates the search for a reference to a specific topic. Also included are details of general guides to the fauna and flora and the faunal lists of marine biological stations. The references listed can be applied to a wide area, enabling biologists to make correct identifications of rare or new records of species previously reported in the literature of other countries.

Pocket Guide To Wild Flowers


Author: Bob Gibbons
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472913299
Category: Nature
Page: 192
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An accessible guide providing comprehensive detail on 130 of the most common British species of wild flowers. A short introduction to the book includes information on the structure of flowers and how to use the guide to identify wild flowers. Species are illustrated in more than 150 of the author's remarkable colour photographs. Each species account includes a general introduction and description, flowering time and distribution. Also available in this series: Bloomsbury Pocket Guide to Insects Bloomsbury Pocket Guide to Garden Birds Bloomsbury Pocket Guide to Trees and Shrubs Bloomsbury Pocket Guide to Tracks and Signs Bloomsbury Pocket Guide to Mushrooms

Harrap's Wild Flowers


Author: Simon Harrap
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408189879
Category: Nature
Page: 416
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Wild flower identification may seem impossibly hard to those not familiar with them, but this brilliant new photographic guide aims to change that forever. With superb photography throughout, including stunning portraits and close-ups of key features where relevant, and succinct, no-nonsense text this ebook will help you identify almost any wild flower that you may encounter in Britain and Ireland. More than 800 carefully selected species are included in the guide, and only extreme rarities or seldom seen species are excluded. Key features are highlighted in tinted boxes throughout, and details of confusion species and look-alikes are given where relevant. Accurate colour maps based on the national plant-mapping scheme are provided for almost every species. This handy guide is an essential tool for anyone interested in our wild flowers.

Linnaea ; ein Journal für die Botanik in ihrem ganzen Umfange


Author: Diederich Franz Leonhard von Schlechtendal
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles

An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae
Author: David M. John
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521770514
Category: Nature
Page: 702
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CD-ROM contains images of algae and algal habitats. Compiled by Peter V. York, David M. John and Leslie R. Johnson.

Upland Habitats


Author: Alan F. Fielding,Paul F. Haworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134677782
Category: Science
Page: 164
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Upland Habitats presents a comprehensive illustrated guide to the habits wildlife and conservation of Britains last wilderness areas. These include: heather moors, sheep walk deer forest, blanket bogs, montane and sub-montane forests. The book examines the unique characteristics of uplands and the ecological processes and historical events that have shaped them since the end of the last glaciaton. Among the key conservation and management issues explored in are: * modern agricultural practices and economics * habitat degradation through overgrazing * commercial forest plantations * the persecution of wildlife * recreation in the uplands * the funding of upland farming.